September 30, 2009

Anonymous 4 - Four Centuries of Chant

For those who love the purity of chant, for the audiences who are discovering chant (or returning to it) as listeners or as singers, and also for those who are new to the work of Anonymous 4, the celebrated vocal quartet presents a stellar collection of some of the greatest medieval chants culled from its many acclaimed recordings. This special mid-priced release documenting the history of chant, presented in deluxe packaging with in-depth liner notes, would make a perfect holiday gift selection. 5785 CD 15.95

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September 22, 2009

Chicago Children's Choir - Songs on the Road to Freedom

Chicago Children’s Choir honors their roots in the Civil Rights Movement with a new recording, Songs on the Road to Freedom. Much of the music comes directly from the movement while other songs are written recently, including “We Need A Word” composed by a 16-year-old member of Chicago Children's Choir. Also featured is the anti-apartheid music of South Africa, where people similarly struggled for freedom and justice. 9060 CD 16.95

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September 19, 2009

Elektra Women's Choir - Elektra's Garden

Elektra’s Garden is a collection of secular music from many parts of the world, including Spain, France, England, the United States and Canada. The music, much of it recently written, evocatively explores the human experiences of nature and love. Canadian composers Allan Bevan, Eleanor Daley, Allison Girvan, Diane Loomer, and Stephen Smith offer works ranging from new compositions to lyrical texts to exceptional folk song arrangements. The disc also includes two major suites: the delicate and deservedly famous Five Hebrew Folk Songs by Eric Whitacre and Stories of the Wind from Spain’s Alejandro Yagüe, which was written for Elektra. 9135 CD 15.95

Listen to "Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary's"

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September 16, 2009

Anthony Maiello - Conducting: A Hands On Approach

This comprehensive DVD on the art of conducting covers a wide variety of conducting issues and techniques, and is an excellent refresher course for all conductors at all levels of ability. Conducting: A Hands-On Approach features a variety of musical examples and styles utilizing a live ensemble, making this DVD a welcome resource for any conductor’s library. 5163 DVD 21.95

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